Love and Temptation

17 books in series
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The Original Miss Honeyford Publisher's Summary

Miss Honaria Honeyford was sent to London to save the family fortune by hunting a wealthy husband - and being a loving (if not entirely dutiful) daughter, she obeyed. But if she was reluctantly willing to surrender her hand, this beautiful young lady who could ride, shoot, and argue with any man was not about to lose her head or heart to the dismal dandies of the Marriage Mart. First she met the arrogantly attractive Lord Alistair Stewart, who treated her infuriatingly like a little girl. And then she met the skillfully seductive Lord Channington, who treated her intoxicatingly like a desirable woman. And now she had to choose just which role to play and just how much risk to run.

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  • Book 1

    • The Original Miss Honeyford

    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 88

    Miss Honaria Honeyford was sent to London to save the family fortune by hunting a wealthy husband - and being a loving (if not entirely dutiful) daughter, she obeyed. But if she was reluctantly willing to surrender her hand, this beautiful young lady who could ride, shoot, and argue with any man was not about to lose her head or heart to the dismal dandies of the Marriage Mart. First she met the arrogantly attractive Lord Alistair Stewart, who treated her infuriatingly like a little girl. And then she met the skillfully seductive Lord Channington, who treated her intoxicatingly like a desirable woman....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful!!

    • By Lady M on 08-16-13

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The Original Miss Honeyford

    • The Love and Temptation Series, Book 1
    • By: Marion Chesney - M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Miss Honaria Honeyford was sent to London to save the family fortune by hunting a wealthy husband, and, being a loving if not entirely dutiful daughter, she obeyed. But if she was reluctantly willing to surrender her hand, this beautiful young lady - who could ride, shoot, and argue with any man - was not about to lose her head or heart to the dismal dandies of the marriage mart.

    Regular price: $13.95

  • Book 2

    • At the Sign of the Golden Pineapple

    • The Love and Temptation Series, Book 2
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
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      4 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    When Henrietta Bascombe opens a confectionary shop in order to turn her pittance of an inheritance into a fortune, her friends are shocked to hear of such a well-bred lady going into trade. The earl of Carrisdown is both drawn to and repelled by her shop girl status. Undaunted, Henrietta proceeds to hang out the traditional confectioners' sign of a golden pineapple and soon finds a set of beautiful women in her employ, drawing the attention of earl of Carrisdown's younger brother and best friend.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Romance with controlling/verbally abusive swain

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-24-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • At the Sign of the Golden Pineapple

    • The Love and Temptation Series, Book 2
    • By: M. C. Beaton - Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "I do not think I want to be married at all. I want to be rich. Very rich...." When Henrietta Bascombe opens a confectionary shop in order to turn her pittance of an inheritance into a fortune, her friends are shocked to hear of such a well-bred lady going into trade. The earl of Carrisdown is both drawn to and repelled by her shopgirl status.

    Regular price: $16.95

  • Book 3

    • The Education of Miss Patterson

    • The Love and Temptation Series, Book 3
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
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      4 out of 5 stars 38

    For lovely young Miss Patricia Patterson, life seemed a delightful dream - until the specter of her guardian, Lord Charles Gaunt, cast a shadow over her carefree days of idleness and enchanting evenings of dazzling balls and delicious flirtations. Lord Charles demanded she act the part of a proper and perfectly boring young miss. Even worse, he insisted she devote her waking hours to cultivating her mind rather than captivating her swarm of admirers. Thus, the battle was joined - between the handsome, arrogant aristocrat who had Patricia in his lawful power, and Patricia, who vowed to turn this hateful tyrant into her lovelorn slave.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great fun! Highly enjoyable.

    • By Patricia on 04-20-14

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The Education of Miss Patterson

    • The Love and Temptation Series, Book 3
    • By: Marion Chesney - M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
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    For lovely young Miss Patricia Patterson, life seemed a delightful dream - until the specter of her guardian, Lord Charles Gaunt, cast a shadow over her carefree days of idleness and enchanting evenings of dazzling balls and delicious flirtations. Lord Charles demanded she act the part of a proper and perfectly boring young miss. Even worse, he insisted she devote her waking hours to cultivating her mind rather than captivating her swarm of admirers.

    Regular price: $13.95

  • Book 4

    • Sweet Masquerade

    • The Love and Temptation Series, Book 4
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
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      4 out of 5 stars 45
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      4 out of 5 stars 47

    The tenth earl of Berham does not know what to do. An attractivethirty-two-year-old bachelor, he has been appointed guardian of the youngFreddie Armstrong, the eighteen-year-old grandson of his late father's dearfriend. That's bad enough. Then he discovers that the boy is really a girl! It isagainst all convention and against his personal code to keep a young ladyconcealed in his own home. He must find a solution.

    The earl's frequent visitor, Lady Clarissa Rennenord,heartily agrees - but for less noble reasons. Lady Clarissa hopes to snare theearl in marriage and does not want any competition. She recommends that Freddiebe sent to a seminary. No one but Lady Rennenord knows what a horrid place it is - andno one, including Lady Rennenord, expects Freddie to escape. Now Freddie isback, and the earl finds her presence unsettling in more ways than one.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun, light entertainment!

    • By Kim-R on 01-26-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Sweet Masquerade

    • The Love and Temptation Series, Book 4
    • By: M. C. Beaton writing as Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When the boy entrusted to an earl is really a girl, the complications are delightful. The 10th earl of Berham does not know what to do. An attractive 32-year-old bachelor, he has been appointed guardian of the young Freddie Armstrong, the 18-year-old grandson of his late father's dear friend. That's bad enough. Then he discovers that the boy is really a girl! It is against all convention and against his personal code to keep a young lady concealed in his own home. He must find a solution.

    Regular price: $16.95

  • Book 5

    • Quadrille

    • The Love and Temptation Series, Book 5
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4 out of 5 stars 27
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 28

    Love and jealousy abound in this playful romance, set during the British Regency. Everyone in the ton knew that Lord Hubert Challenge had married country mouse Mary Tyre for her dowry, but no one had yet guessed that Mary had actually fallen in love with her husband! And she was willing to try anything - sumptuous clothes, a saucy manner, even flirting with another man - to get her handsome husband's attention…until she learned that two could play at that particular game.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Dreadful people - ICK

    • By Gash on 12-19-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Quadrille

    • The Love and Temptation Series, Book 5
    • By: Marion Chesney - M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Love and jealousy abound in this playful romance, set during the British Regency. Everyone in the bon ton knew that Lord Hubert Challenge had married country mouse Mary Tyre for her dowry, but no one had yet guessed that Mary had actually fallen in love with her husband! And she was willing to try anything - sumptuous clothes, a saucy manner, even flirting with another man - to get her handsome husband's attention...until she learned that two could play at that particular game.

    Regular price: $16.95

  • Book 6

    • Miss Davenport's Christmas

    • The Love and Temptation Series, Book 6
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    When a Puritan miss discovers the joys of Christmas, love's as near as the mistletoe. The Davenport sisters were alone, without even a dour-faced maid to supervise their strict puritanical devotions, until the elder, flame-haired Gillian boldly decided it was high time they let their hair down. Now, with the help of a kindly relation, the two daring misses exchange their somber attire for modish gowns and hairstyles that would surely give their parents apoplexy. But the best is yet to come: plum pudding, eggnog, carols, and a most breathtaking tree.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enchantment

    • By Patricia on 04-09-14

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    • Miss Davenport’s Christmas

    • Love & Temptation, Book 6
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
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    The Davenport sisters were alone, without even a dour-faced maid to supervise their strict puritanical devotions, until the elder, flame-haired Gillian boldly decided it was high time they let their hair down. Now, with the help of a kindly relation, the two daring misses exchange their somber attire for modish gowns and hairstyles that would surely give their parents apoplexy. But the best is yet to come: plum pudding, eggnog, carols, and a most breathtaking tree.

    Regular price: $13.95

  • Book 7

    • The Perfect Gentleman

    • The Regency Series, Book 9
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    From the prolific M. C. Beaton, comes a Regency romance where love flourishes in the most unexpected places. From the top of his flawlessly groomed head to the waxed tips of his fashionable shoes, Lord Andrew Childe was every inch the perfect gentleman. But Andrew's arrogant composure was almost always shattered by the impertinent Penelope Mortimer, an achingly lovely country beauty who had a clear knack for ruffling his lordship's feathers.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Spare me nightmarish narrators!

    • By Susynne on 03-10-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Perfect Gentleman

    • The Love and Temptation Series, Book 7
    • By: Marion Chesney - M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Anne Dore
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
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    From the top of his flawlessly groomed head to the waxed tips of his fashionable shoes, Lord Andrew Childe was every inch the perfect gentleman. But Andrew's arrogant composure was almost always shattered by the impertinent Penelope Mortimer, an achingly lovely country beauty who had a clear knack for ruffling his lordship's feathers. Her nose for trouble seemed to land Lord Andrew in the most awkward situations - and love itself quickly became the most delicate of them all!

    Regular price: $13.95

  • Book 8

    • Dancing on the Wind

    • The Regency Intrigue Series, Book 8
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Lizzie Stanton
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    I am going to die, Polly thought. The crowd clamored for a speech. Polly raised her hands, and they fell silent. From the foot of the gallows, she asked the spectators why she, a poor woman, should hang for theft, while the abbess of Covent Garden can commit murder on the souls of innocent country girls over and over again and yet go free - and then she condemned them to hell.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Dickensian tale with a strong female character.

    • By Gash on 02-01-14

    Regular price: $23.07

  • Book 9

    • The Constant Companion

    • The Regency Intrigue Series, Book 7
    • By: M. C. Beaton
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
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      4 out of 5 stars 39

    "I am Miss Lamberton. Miss Constance Lamberton. I hoped that you would employ me as your companion." So it was that quiet, reserved Constance came to the household of the haughty but beautiful Lady Amelia. She would serve as the lady's chaperone throughout the season's many festivities, finding herself an unwitting accomplice in Lady Amelia's scheme to trap the very eligible Lord Philip into marriage. But it was not Lady Amelia who won Lord Philip's heart. It was the pale, golden-eyed Constance herself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Don't get me wrong, I love MC Beaton

    • By Alexis on 04-23-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Constant Companion

    • The Regency Intrigue Series, Book 7
    • By: M. C. Beaton - Marion Chesney
    • Narrated by: Lindy Nettleton
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    "I am Miss Lamberton. Miss Constance Lamberton. I hoped that you would employ me as your companion." So it was that quiet, reserved Constance came to the household of the haughty but beautiful Lady Amelia. She would serve as the lady's chaperone throughout the season's many festivities, finding herself an unwitting accomplice in Lady Amelia's scheme to trap the very eligible Lord Philip into marriage. But it was not Lady Amelia who won Lord Philip's heart.

    Regular price: $16.95